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What we offer

Our portfolio of courses has been designed to deliver up-to-date and relevant work-based education, embedded in real-world healthcare. The courses are designed and delivered by a team of highly experienced senior medical professionals and academics. Working in partnership, our aim is to provide innovative education which supports the modernisation of the medical and dental workforce.

We provide

  • continuing professional development for consultants and GPs to help deliver new skills and maintain good practice
  • key skills to junior doctors and dentists in training
  • quality-assured training and assessment through the use of work-based assessment tools
  • distance learning and e-learning courses, allowing maximum flexibility
  • formal, structured training programmes leading to postgraduate certificate, diploma and degree qualificationsregular clinical update seminars for primary care staff, delivered by specialists

As required, we design bespoke quality assured educational products and provide innovative learning which meets the needs of individuals or teams and impacts on service delivery and patient experience.

We provide a range of courses, from short seminars and one-day workshops through to accredited learning programmes. These include practical skill-based sessions, interactive case studies and theoretical concepts, delivered by expert medical and dental practitioners.

Key topics include

  • diabetes management
  • critical appraisalchronic kidney disease
  • child health
Delivery methods

Flexible methods of delivery are available according to your needs. Attendance at the University can be provided as short courses followed by e-learning through the virtual learning site and direct tutor support.

Alternatively, we can make arrangements for delivery in an external location, either in the UK or in other countries. Follow-up support may be available from local facilitators. Assessment strategies allow for flexible, innovative designs that respond to local needs.

Learning facilities

Recent investment in new, purpose designed buildings and refurbished environments have provided a completely up-to-date setting for learning, teaching and research. We have some of the finest facilities in the country across the health and social care, bioscience and sport and active lifestyles area.

The Robert Winston Building is wrapped around the skills laboratories which form the heart of the building. Specialist teaching rooms and resources used to support and enhance your learning experience include anatomical models, interactive software packages and equipped suites to simulate clinical environments.

Manikins can be programmed to simulate a wide range of physiological and pathological states including cardiac arrest and respiratory dysfunction. All skills laboratories have excellent picture quality cameras capable of quiet, high speed operation.

These can be simultaneously controlled from a controller (lab-based) or PC (edit suite based and used by technical staff). This facility enables you to reflect on your own and peers' performance.

There is also a fully functioning operating theatre, radiography suite and a virtual environment for radiotherapy training (VERT). This is a sophisticated learning facility that is used to enhance students' academic and clinical experience. VERT allows visualisation of environments in stereoscopic 3D.

Honorary professors and visiting fellows

We have a group of eminent doctors and dentists who contribute to learning and research at the University. Specialist areas of practice include:

  • infection control
  • public health
  • dentistry
  • cardiovascular medicine
  • radiology
  • diabetes
  • travel health
  • urology
  • obstetrics
  • virology
  • medical leadership
  • orthopaedics
  • psychiatry
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • paediatrics

Our team can help you to find the right course to further your career.

Find out more

For more information please contact Helen Karagic by phone on 0114 225 5399 or by email: h.karagic@shu.ac.uk

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